Marietta GA to Asheville NC - where to stop along the way?
This coming Monday driving from Marietta GA to Asheville NC & would like to know if there is anyplace a dedicated CH should stop for lunch/snack along that route. We like pretty much everything but especially "local" specialities... Appreciate any suggestions, thanks!
So it has taken me too long to get back with a report on our little trip from Marietta to Asheville...
We took the scenic route and it was lovely. Really a nice drive. Fall color was just starting, a couple of weeks late according to our friends.
Stopped for lunch at the Overlook BBQ. Funky, quirky place. Only offering was pulled pork served with purple hull peas and coleslaw. Lovely friendly people running the place. Authentic smoke house outside smoking away... Food, unfortunately forgettable. Guess I'm getting jaded. Nothing wrong with it, just not anything I couldn't make myself. Purple hull peas are a second cousin to black eye peas and taste the same to me. Coleslaw ok if ordinary. At least not dripping in mayo.
Probably should have gone a little further to Grapes & Beans.
I'll add my comments to the Asheville board on our experience at Seven Sows...
I assume you are taking I-85 to I-26? Unfortunately, there are not a lot of good options on that route. (and Buford Hwy and YDFM don't make much sense, geographically or time wise, unless you want to detour and eat as soon as you leave Marietta.)
Here is a recent post about an Indian restaurant inside a gas station in Greenville that sounds interesting:
I'd do a search for Greenville for other options.
I used to travel this route a lot!
In the Atlanta area there's a wealth of interesting places to eat on Buford Highway. This blog has lots of info:
My other frequent stop was Your Dekalb Farmers Market. Aside from being an amazing food market they also have a nice bakery, good coffee options and a great little hot bar/salad bar. The prepared food always has interesting dishes from their international staff. It's fresh, delicious and reasonably priced.